In this illustrated talk, critic and Japanese film specialist Jasper Sharp, who has interviewed Kore-eda on several occasions, will guide the audience film by film across an illustrious career that will look at some of the main thematic and stylistic concerns in the director’s fascinating body of work.
He will detail how a background in television documentary informed Kore-eda’s ongoing investigations into the relationship between truth, fiction, memory and narrative, and discuss the historical, cultural and political context to his celebrated portraits of contemporary Japanese family life. Jasper Sharp is a critic, author, filmmaker and independent scholar specialising in Japanese cinema.
NB. Following this illustrated talk there will be a separate complete screening of ‘Shoplifters’ in the Main Auditorium.